Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Friends! I really like how the new Altenew Craft-a-Flower: Rose came together, and am looking forward to showing you two different cards, and two different ways to order the CAF: Rose layers. 

You may have come here from the blog of Jaycee Gaspar, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.



For both of the cards in this post, I used the Gradient Cardstock: Shades of Purple to assemble these beautiful florals. The layered leaves use a mix of charcoal, white, and the page from a book.


I love all the different layers on the purple rose!



The gradient stripes washi tape is always a convenient one for adding something to the bottom of a card to ground your design. The gold foil on the very bottom is great for a little shine to the card.


Here's a great example for you to see how you get different results based on what order you use the shades of cardstock. If you start with the darkest color on the bottom, your flower will look a tad darker, like the on on the left. If you start with the lightest color on the bottom, your flower will look a little lighter.
 

The background with the Dahlia stencil is nice because it has a floral vibe, and since it's tone-on-tone it doesn't detract much from the focal flowers.


About half the time now, I'm adding gold spatter to finish a card. But most of the time I'm afraid to add it all over so I mostly just flick the spatters on the card base.




I'm not sure which way I like it better, dark to light or light to dark. Do you have a preference?


Giveaway Prizes
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/12/2020 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/15/2020.

I am happy to send you to the blog of Norine Borys who always has something exceptional to share!

Here is the entire list of amazing crafters on the blog hop:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly



Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks so much for your support!):

Gradient Cardstock: Shades of Purple
Bursting Dahlia Stencil
Gradient Lines Washi Tape








50 comments:

  1. Loving those purples!! I am a sucker for purple flowers and this card did not disappoint!!

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  2. These are Fabulous!!! I love your leaves!!!

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  3. These are wonderful; that purple just grabs your attention!

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  4. Very beautiful and great creativity!

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  5. Love the shabby feeling in of your cards. This is set is definitely a go! Your purple selection was even better with the green background makes the perfect color combo

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  6. The purple rose is try vibrant.

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  7. I love the purples, your cards are beautiful

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  8. great card and I love the use of the page from a book ...cute...

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  9. Beautiful cards....I really like the print paper on the leaves!

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  10. Love purple, but I especially love that you used text printed paper on the leaves.

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  11. Fabulous purple roses! The printed paper for the leaves is a sensational idea. Terrific cards.

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  12. I love it in purple and how you did the newspaper print for the leaves!

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  13. Love the purple roses Kelly! Great designs, thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. The newsprint leaves are so pretty Kelly, these are terrific!

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  15. WOW, the purples look gorgeous. I like the contrast.

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  16. Your roses are amazing. I can’t choose which I like better either—stunning!

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  17. These look great in the purple and love the backgrounds as well

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  18. Love the use of the black and white with the colored roses! Beautiful!

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  19. Oh how beautiful
    your cards are! I
    love the light to
    dark and all that
    purple!
    Carla from Utah

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  20. Brilliant on doing the leafs on pattern paper

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  21. Such a unique variation in your color palette! I love how you used the pattern paper in your leaves...very creative!!

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  22. Never would have thought to use purple and black like that. Beautiful.

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  23. Love the text on the leaves; always a great look IMO.
    And since purple is my fave color, I love the flower
    as well. Great card!!

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  24. Gorgeous cards. I love the way you have incorporated the printed page in your design.

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  25. Love your purple roses on both a gray and yellow background!! Very unique combos and such stunning results!

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  26. How different the roses look with the layers changed around Both looks are impressive

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  27. Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Awesome cards with unique backgrounds! TFS your creativity.

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  29. Beautiful Purple shades you chose!
    I have never seen book pages used in a card, gives it a whole different look.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Purple is my favorite color...so pretty in this rose.

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  31. Love the first card and the way it looks like the rose is peeking over the fence. We need to be cautious in these times. Thanks for creating.

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  32. Oh, how lovely are these purple roses? I love the monochromatic card the best!

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  33. Lovely cards. I really like the Stay Brave sentiment. [Bunny]

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  34. Beautiful! I do prefer the larger lighter layered background- how do I say it? My daughter wants a lavender rose because she said the fragrance is fantastic! I really like your newsprint leaves! So fun!

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  35. I like the addition of the book page for a layer.

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  36. Doesn't matter how you use this lovely rose, Kelly ... it's gorgeous ... dark or light ... you make it beautiful! Love the texture the book print gives to the leaves on the first! Hugs, Anita :)

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  37. Wow, what beautiful cards! Purple is my favorite color. I prefer the light to dark. Thanks.

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  38. Wow! Both cards are fabulous. Loved the colors.

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  39. Wow! Gorgeous! I love the color combinations!

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  40. Beautiful cards. I love those gorgeous purple roses!

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  41. I love your page leaves! Such a clever idea to pair them with the beautiful roses!

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  42. Like that you used the Shades of Purple inks. And the two ways that you colored the roses. Nice lesson for us out here. Thanks.

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  43. So pretty! Love the text on the leaves!

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  44. I love your cards; those roses look luscious. The first card is just amazing!

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  45. I like the way you used the gradient purple card stock set. Your roses turned out beautiful. It's always interesting to see how others use their Washi tape - I like what you did with it.

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  46. Pretty color combos to go with the purple flowers.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly